Chania Food Stories

Chania, Greece

Experience hosted by Rebecca

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

We’ll start your experience at the Municipal Market, which marks the border between the old and new town. Built between 1908 and 1913, the Agora hosts more than 70 shops selling mostly regional products. You’ll get to explore the market and sample local delicacies while learning about the deliciously healthy Cretan diet. With your taste buds satisfied, we will walk to the old town district. Wander through narrow laneways, hidden backstreets, and open doors to secret gardens, and Venetian and Ottoman monuments. Listen to stories of empires, sailors, traders, lovers, heroes, and artists. Learn how this city has been a crossroads between the East and West for centuries. Next on your experience, you’ll have the unique opportunity to see local artisans crafting their products. Listen to their stories and maybe even try your own skills! From there, our Chania experience will take us on a stroll through the Jewish and Ottoman neighbourhoods, where you’ll learn how life has changed over the years in this city of multicultural residents. Finally, we’ll walk along the city's historical neighbourhoods and sit down to an inviting table with Cretan mezedes (local dishes) and raki shots.
Other things to note
Please inform us of any food allergies or special dietary requirements and we will be happy to accommodate you.
We’ll start your experience at the Municipal Market, which marks the border between the old and new town. Built between 1908 and 1913, the Agora hosts more than 70 shops selling mostly regional products. You’ll get to explore the market and sample local delicacies while learning about the deliciously healthy Cretan diet. With your taste buds satisfied, we will walk to the old town district. Wander through narrow laneways, hidden backstreets, and…

What's included

  • Food
    sampling of local products (olives, cheese, honey & sweets), meze dish (loc...
  • Drinks
    coffee or a soft drink

Meet your Host, Rebecca

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 78 Reviews
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As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! With my team Manos, Giannis, and Stefanos we run this tasty experience. Being born and bred in this city and being avid travelers and foodies ourselves we will show you why the Cretan diet is the best in the world. We have turned our passion for our city into our profession as we have been running this food tour for the last 3 years. Crete is a foodies’ paradise! Walk with us to experience the city like a local and explore the unique products our city has to offer. We will venture from famous landmarks to unknown local artisans eating our way through the historical old town.
As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! With my team Manos, Giannis, and Stefanos we run this tasty experience. Being born and bred in this city and being avid travelers and foodies ourselves we will show you why the Cretan diet is the best in the world. We have turned our passion for our city into our profession as we have been running this food tour for…
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From $96/ person

Where you'll be

- Municipal Market of Chania (Dimotiki Agora)
- Local artisans shops to which we have behind the scences access
- Cretan tappas restaurant at a locals-only neighborhood

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 78 reviews.

Haley
November 2021
Our guide was Manos, it was a fantastic morning! Very interesting and fun. We went to several locations, learned about the complicated history of the island, and sampled lots of delicious Cretan foods. I have left with a love for this little city and will definitely be back! Wonderful! Highly recommend!
Mary
November 2021
Lovely tour that includes walking in many locations of the old Venitian harbor, market, craftsman streets, and so many food stories. Really wonderful experience!
Emily
November 2021
Great experience! As expected, the food we ate was great, but the best part of the tour was listening to Giannis’s tour and recommendations. 4 hours extremely well spent on our vacation! I definitely recommend you book this tour at the beginning of your stay in Chania because you will get many recommendations and ideas for things to do on the rest of your trip. Giannis was so welcoming and interesting to spend time with, we were very happy with the experience.
Nicolas
October 2021
Manos was a wonderful host. It was the perfect way to start our trip in chania. He explained the history of the city while taking us to amazing spots for food. Manos was so welcoming and answered all our questions and even gave a full detailed list of recommendations after our trip. Thank you !
Lior
October 2021
.Our tour guide was Manos Manos was great, the tour was interestingand tasty. He took us to places we didn't know and it was wonderful. We highly recommend
Mark
October 2021
Manos was so passionate about the island and the city which made the experience one to remember.Being a small group it gave us a chance to ask plenty of questions which all were answered from the history to food to the buildings. The food stops gave us an authentic and tasty introduction to the local food and the history of where it originated and how it has evolved. All in all a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
    Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    As this is a walking tour , we advise you wear comfortable walking shoes. During summer, don’t forget your sunglasses and of course a photo camera as Chania will amaze you !

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.